Pando LA: What design can do for sustainability PART I

Pando Days! Launch. October 12, 2019.
Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SalgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles.

CounterForce Lab at UCLA joins the organization Pando Populus to participate in a series of events focused on art, design, and environment. The events inspire to develop Los Angeles County into a model of sustainability by the time of the 2028 Olympic Games, and to get LA County talking about resiliency. 12 LA design schools (ArtCenter, CalArts, Caltech, UCLA, USC, Pasadena City College, LA Trade Tech, Otis, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Long Beach, Woodbury, and SCI-Arc) kick-started a process that aims to bring to life the goals of the newly minted LA County Sustainability Plan. The purpose is to inform and activate participation from LA County’s 88 cities and 10 million+ citizens to turn the LA region into a beacon of resilience and sustainability by the time of the 2028 Olympics. This can be done through campaigns, prototypes, performances etc. Pando’s agenda is to get visual thinkers, tinkerers and makers involved in designing our future, turning policy into action, as a testament to what design can do.